According to the Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and general law, the jurisdiction to custody should be in Ecuador because that is where the children live. So if you travel to NY with the children (or without) and file custody, then she can possibly dismiss the matter in NY for lack of jurisdiction.
A caveat is that the Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act allow jurisdiction in any court if it is an emergency. So if you claim some kind of an emergency (abuse, neglect, etc.) in your NY petition for custody, the Court may agree to hear the case, or - rather - not dismiss the case it should she ask the court to do so.
So it is not whether or not a Judge would allow the children to return here, but which Court hears the case and would you be successful? Also, if this is heard in NY, I would suggest having your children in NY at that time, because enforcing an American decree in Ecuador can be unpredictable. Either court would rule 'in the best interest of the child
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